Senior Medical Advisor - UK

Staines, UK
20 Jul 2021
18 Aug 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
About You
Due to our upcoming product launches, Vifor Pharma is hiring a Senior Medical Advisor to join their medical function in their UK affiliate located in Staines-upon-Thames.

The Senior Medical Advisor needs to act as a UK final medical signatory.

Job Impact

It is an excellent opportunity for a Medical Advisor looking to broaden their experience in shaping medical strategies for product launches in a niche area.

Our medical function in the UK affiliate works very closely with the global medical function which allows opportunities to gain insights into global medical strategies and be empowered in implementing them at the local level.

Tasks and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:


  • Oversees the development of compliant ethical promotional materials and strategies in conjunction with the local marketing department as part of a brand team
  • Achieves ethical promotional materials and strategies working in partnership with the Marketing and Market Access departments ensuring compliance with the ABPI Code of Practice
  • Act as a medical resource for the Company working with local Management, Marketing, Market Access and Medical departments, to support company products
  • Provides senior Medical affairs resource in the field as may be required in support of team activities
  • Represent the company to groups of experts, medical professional societies and regulatory bodies, including at international scientific meetings
  • Represent medical affairs externally, maintaining peer level relationships with HCPs as necessary to meet company educational, insight and evidence generation needs


  • Provides company representation in key conference activities, active participation in Advisory boards, including chairing role
  • Maintenance of own medical and scientific knowledge
  • Adherence to own professional Codes of Practice and engagement with GMC revalidation processes
  • Provide therapeutic area expertise and clinical perspective in support of marketing campaigns / materials updates
  • Support for Investigator Initiated Studies
  • Management of company sponsored Phase IV studies
  • Management of publication planning
  • Medical input into content development and outputs for symposia, workshops, Advisory Boards
  • Provides medical and scientific expertise for the UK organization
  • Constantly develops knowledge and expertise in key therapeutic areas
  • Involvement, development and maintenance of Key Opinion Leader relationships
  • Specific projects and duties as required by Medical Director
  • Medical support for the Medical Information and Drug Safety departments
  • Consistent demonstration of Vifor Values

The knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties of this position are typically acquired through the following combination of education, experience and knowledge, or the equivalent.

Minimum Requirements

  • Qualified, GMC registered physician.
  • ABPI code final signatory status
  • Experience in medical affairs activities within a pharmaceutical company
  • Exposure to clinical trials
  • Experience of working in a matrix environment with marketing and market access
  • Excellent communication skills (Written and verbal) and strong interpersonal skills to manage stakeholders across a matrix
  • Experience in nephrology or rare diseases is a plus

About Us
At Vifor Pharma, we use our skills, dedication, and entrepreneurial spirit to offer innovative solutions in iron deficiency, nephrology and cardio-renal therapies, so we can help patients around the world live better, healthier lives. This is why we come to work every day.
Are you empowered to create a better world, and be part of life changing work? As a global pharmaceutical company, we offer the chance to be part of a worldwide team, where passion and commitment are met with opportunities for professional and personal development. Learn more at .
What you can expect of us
As we work to support patients, we also take care for our employees' professional and personal growth and well-being. We show appreciation and recognition through attractive benefits that will enhance your life, develop you, empower you to grow, and create your own career journey with us.

  • Open, safe and inclusive culture that fosters creativity and unleashes individual potential, whether in laboratories, manufacturing sites, in the field, or offices
  • Learning opportunities that enhances your skill set focused on business and personal effectiveness, leadership and management skills, and much more
  • Flexible workplace environment, home office opportunities, competitive vacation entitlement
  • Attractive financial participation schemes, adapted regionally, that provide employees with additional security for every life situation, including: Pension plans, participation schemes, and savings plans
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